Finally my baby has his first tooth !!!!!!!!!!!!!
On the scrapping front, I finally got my masters entry done and posted off, and have been getting quite a bit of scrapping done the last few days - despite the kids (well one of them in particular!) driving my absolutely crazy. In fact I think the scrapping is the only thing keeping me sane.
What is it with 9 year old boys??? I know they are at that in between stage, pushing every possible boundary to its absolute breaking point, then in the next breath they are the sweetest child that ever walked the earth. If anyone has any suggestions on ways they dealt with their boys at this difficult age they would be much appreciated. Ive had lots of experience with younger children, and this feeling of not knowing how to turn things around is starting to get me down. I hate all the yelling and agro, and I dont think I should have to put up with getting a mouthful of foul language yelled at me. Ive tried ignoring it, rewarding the good behaviour, behaviour charts, yelling back, smacking, time out, taking away privilages, nothing seems to have much effect.
Sigh - at least I feel a bit better now that is all out of my system. His saving grace is that even when he looses it completely he will go to Isaac and imediately be calm and a perfect big brother. Perhaps I should strap Isaac to his back and see if he can be a permenant calming influence LOL
OK must be having a bad day (probably hormonal I would say) Im now sitting here with tears running down my cheeks. At least I can walk back out there calmly now and start over I guess. Going to be a long night though since for him there is no TV, no playing with the kids next door for the rest of the day - yep we have had a bad last hour or so!!!!
Thanks for listening to my ups and downs of the day - its nice to have somewhere to vent!